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Import/Export

Japan to Mexico

Country Regulations Topics:

Prohibited or Restricted Commodities

In addition to the prohibited commodities listed here, it is prohibited to ship the following commodities to Mexico.

All products containing tobacco requires Sectorial Import License and COFEPRIS permit and an ACH account (called PECA) set-up in advance with the Mexican government for paying duty/tax.

Click here to request the Sectorial Import License

Click here to request the COFEPRIS permit

To import or export credit cards are a high-focus/risk item for MX Customs. To clear MX Customs, the customer must pay MX duty/tax through an ACH account (called PECA) set-up in advance with the Mexican government. Information on how to set this up can be found here .

This applies to both blank and encoded credit cards, and also applies for both personal and commercial shipments.

Check the MX Port Contact List to ensure the port accepts credit cards.

Mexico does not allow import of electronic cigarettes and cigars is forbidden.
Marijuana is forbidden to import in Mexico in all forms. This includes seeds, tablets, ointment, herbs, dust, etc. even when intended for medical use.
Meat can only be imported/exported through UPS SCS and the customer must have a Senasica permit, which is issued per shipment by the MX Government. More info can be found here .
All Mexico ports prohibit the import of weapons, knives, and explosives. For knives, this rule applies specifically to knives which are for use as military or weapon. Telescopic sights. Required SEDENA permit, which is required per shipment. Click here to know the requirements to get the permit If goods are denied access by the MX authorities, the goods will be seized by the government and not allowed to return to origin.

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